American Butternut Tree

Bare-root. Ships 3 - 4' Tall with a 3/8" trunk.
Item #140211
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Also called white walnut

Matures to produce heavy crops of walnuts each year for baking, confections, and fresh-eating. Bears young. Attractive foliage and spreading canopy bring abundant shade. Tolerates moist soils. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Ripens in mid-September through October. Seedling. For proper pollination, plant two or more of the same variety.

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Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September/october
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Buttery
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 30 - 60' tall x 35 - 50' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 30 - 60' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow walnut trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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